- Make sure you pick up the weapon with your firing hand and lock the slide back with your non dominate hand.
- Make sure the rounds are seated properly with the finger of your non firing hand.
- Seat the magazine firmly.
- Make sure weapon is on safe if it has a safety.
- Release magazine, make sure your non firing hand has the magazine under control.
- Pull and lock the slide to the rear, don’t get fancy and try to catch the round.
- Inspect the chamber and put the gun down.